Working Class Britain | Underclass to hero, how the working class has been portrayed
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 13 January 1961
DURATION | 25 minutes 6 seconds
Britain was once responsible for most of the world's shipping but by 1961, the beginning of the end was already in sight. In this film, Bertram Mycock speaks to the men affected by changes brought about by new technology and new business practices. One man claims it's a young mans business, but how do the teenagers entering the industry view their own prospects?
The shipyards shown in this film were responsible for some of the world's biggest ships, including the 'Lusitania', the 'Queen Mary' and the 'Queen Elizabeth'.
The people of Liverpool tell stories of their past and present.
What kind of future might 1961 promise to the shipbuilding industry?
Promoting better understanding between social classes and nations.
How class conscious are we? Can Britain ever be a classless society?
How working-class celebrities like Twiggy became fashionable.
A study of how urbanisation has changed working class speech and traditions.
The language of the English working class explored.
Working Men's Clubs send good cheer to the troops in Northern Ireland.
'File on Four' shares the experiences of striking miners in Goldthorpe.
Actor Michael Caine discusses wealth, marriage and ambition.
Why do the working class in Britain die young?
Should unescorted women be allowed into Working Men's Clubs?
Football legend George Best bares his soul about his personal life.
Is it the van or the man inside it at the centre of the battle for British roads?
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